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>> get the irs out of obamacare. that is the demand today. the scandal bites the president's signature legislation. good morning, everyone. three developments. representative diane black says, no to the irs policing obamacare and she will join us today. representative dean heller says no to the irs hiring 1,900 new agents for obamacare. politico says the irs wanted to know everything and i mean everything about tea party people and others. the irs scandal now threatens the obama agenda. and the government seizure of ap reporters phone records has finally turned the establishment media. maybe that's why stocks keep going up, scandal equals gridlock, equals rally? "varney & company" is about to begin. all stations come over t mission a for a final go. this is for real this time. step seven point two one two. rify and lock. command is locked. five seconds. three, two, one. standing by for capture. the most innovative software on the planet... dragon is captured. is connecting today's leading companies to places beyond it. siemens. answers. >> all right. everybody, this is the
of whether he should be punished for what he was previously acquitted of, bears similarity to the irs, if you don't like somebody, it is justice, whether ordering him or giving him a harder sentence. gloria, i would like you to tell me if he would get 33 years for trying to recover his own property if his name were not o.j. simpson. >> well, first of all, he was convicted of robbery. and there were guns present, and although he denies knowing or having criminal intent and all of that, the jury didn't buy it. so having been convicted of numerous counts. he was sentenced. i don't have any problem with his sentence. and now he tried to reverse it. we'll see whether or not he is successful. >> talking about behavior involving attorneys, i was pretty shocked by the tone that ariel castro's attorneys -- were you shocked? >> i was shocked. look, everybody is entitled to the intense, and if you have the unfortunate bad luck of being called to represent somebody who is genuinely a monster, you may have an obligation to do it. but you're not obligated to be a character witness. you're not obligated to
>>> de la cuna de muchos hispano nos despedimos desde los Ángeles. <>>> renuncia el jefe del irs, el motivo por la discriminacion fiscal a grupos conservadores. >>> preocupacion en venezuela, por conspiracion en el ejercito. >>> se pude clonar con exito de celulas madres. >>> comienza el noticiero. >>> este es su noticiero univision edicion nocturna. >>> buena noches, al menos 6 muertos y decenas de heridos por una tormenta y tres tornados el dur de dallas. >>> las autoridades continuan con la busqueda, más informacion desde la zona afectada. >>> en la oficinas del sheriff, de a poco va saliendo, hay consternacion en la gente que lo perdio todo, hay llanto por la victimas. >>> acabo en segundos con varias viviendas. >>> ahi la personas que vivian en casas rodantes, al menos alcanzaron a salvar sus vidas. >>> corrio, penso que habia gente viva. >>> las areas afectadas son evacuadas y pueden haber más victimas. >>> ahi fue laprimera en la que pego, nos escondimos en el baño. >>> lo que dificultal reat es el tiempo, esta lloviendo en algunas zonas, aun sigue el rescate. >>> mucha
because, as the acting commissioner, what happens in the irs, whether i was personally involved or not, stopped at my desk. i should be held accountable for what happens. >> washe irs using inappropriate right area in its review? >> yes. >> did the irs asknaropriate questions? againn yes. >> i alerted the general counsel on june 4 and i do not have the date, alerted the deputy secretary. >> they were aware ocomplaints ahead of the presidential election. one file for nonprofit status and the fbi domestic terrorism got involved and her business and personal returns or audited. >> the irsever told the american people or their representatives about this simple truth. in fact, we were repeatedly told no such targeting was happeng. that inot being misled, that is lying. >> regardless of whether democrats and republicans did something like this, the orage should still be there. is that not correct? >> if the outrage -- >> the abuse. >> yes. >> somebody could go to jail for this activity at the irs. miller said hh did not think that extra scrutiny broke the law. >> do you think that it is ille
people knew the full truth. irs commissioner stephen miller took responsibility for his failings and abusive acts of his department despite his inability to answer principal questions. a noble gesture from a man who was scheduled to leave this position prior to the president demanding his resignation. we have more on what was a volatile session on capitol hill. >> i resigned because, as the acting commissioner, what happens in the irs, whether i was personally involved or not, stopped at my desk. i should be held accountable for what happens. >> was the irs using inappropriate right area in its review? >> yes. >> did the irs ask inappropriate questions? againn yes. >> i alerted the general counsel on june 4 and i do not have the date, alerted the deputy secretary. >> they were aware of complaints ahead of the presidential election. one file for nonprofit status and the fbi domestic terrorism got involved and her business and personal returns or audited. >> the irs never told the american people or their representatives about this simple truth. in fact, we were repeatedly told no
was the first contact you had from the irs and what did they want to know? >> the first contact we had from the irs, the first general round of questions, they wanted to know things like we want to see every facebook posted and tweet you tweeted. we want to know where you have spoken insthe inception of the organization and to whom and what you said and what you intend. at some point those questions cross the line. >> we have seen a picture. this is a picture of a note bock with all of the different filings and all of the different requests that you have had that you had to submit to the irs, is that accurate? it is tall as a soda can. and that's what hay asked you for? >> that is one round. we are asked hundreds of questions. and what was the most intrusive questions that were posed to you? >> i think the questions that wanted to know more about my future intent and my family. i started all of this because i wanted to create a better future for our children and the thought that our dpft is asking specific and personal questions about my future intentions makes me uncomfortable. >> you file
department's report on the irs scandal. chief white house correspondent jessica yellin joins us now. >>> on the grill tonight, a man who knows his way around the white house in crisis. clinton counsel lanny davis, what would he do. >>> plus shocking new details of ariel castro's violent life behind closed doors. i will talk to his former daughter-in-law who was in the house while three young women were being held captive. she has explosive revelations about his behavior. tonight, one of castro's attorneys also speaks out for the first time and angelina jolie's brave battle, double mastectomy. her father tells me i fully understand angie's decision. what a magnificent woman she is. i feel she will be an inspiration to all women who may be vulnerable to a similar situation. i will talk with the congresswoman who found out she has a similar cancer gene and is fighting to save more women. >>> we learn tonight that two of the women in the cleveland house were imprisoned in conditions being described as similar to a prisoner of war camp. this according to reuters which says gina dejesus a
potential misdeeds at the i.r.s. and the seizure of reporters' phone records. the u.s. attorney general faced questions before the house judiciary committee, and the administration came under new criticism. >> now, my question isn't about who's going to resign. my question is who is going to jail over this scandal. >> ifill: house speaker john boehner led the way this morning, as republicans stepped up demands for action in the scandal at the internal revenue service. >> there are laws in place to prevent this type of abuse. someone made a conscious decision to harass and to hold up these requests for tax-exempt status. >> ifill: that followed last night's release a report from a treasury department inspector general. it found: and there was more: "u.s.a. today" reported that during the same period, the i.r.s. "approved perhaps dozens of applications from similar liberal and progressive groups." on the senate floor, republican minority leader mitch mcconnell pressed the whithouse to make sure the i.r.s. cooperates fully with congressional investigators. >> these allegations are serious,
of the united states fired the head of the irs. >>> also, the whole benghazi scandal, the months-long scandal went away today. >>> the attorney general got grilled for four solid hours today, and today at grand central station in new york city, iran and america wrestled. and it was not a metaphor. there was actual physical wrestling in the train station. >>> also, there was a mystery toddler today in washington. watch this. watch for the toddler. >> we'll do that, and given the relationship you and i have mr. former chairman, we'll try to get back to you in a more timely fashion than we did on that first one. >> than a year, appreciated. >> gentleman from north carolina, mr. watt. >> mr. attorney general, i'm going to just ask you a couple questions -- >> hey, who's the toddler? north carolina congressman mel watt, who did have questions for the attorney general, but who most of all will be remembered as the guy who brought the adorable toddler who's apparently named niko into the middle of the washington maelstrom today. hi, niko, god bless him. that was my favorite moment of the day in an u
. >> this is a fox news alert. there are breaking developments tonight out of washington regarding the irs enemy's list scandal. a short time ago fox news learned that a second top official at the tax agency has announced plans to resign. now for the latest on the fallout surrounding the scandal and much more we head to washington. doug, what's the latest? >> the second ira executive to announce his plans to retire is joseph grant, commissioner of the tax-exempt entities division. he's an 8-year vet and former staffer of the house ways and means committee. that's the tax writing committee on the house side. surprisingly he was promote today his position only eight days ago, two days before the scandal broke. previously he worked for the democratic majority of the powerful ways and means committee. under the former illinois congressman. irs employeesed thousands to causes but two-thirds benefited democrats and liberal leaning organizations. one of those donors was douglas shulman. he was a george bush appointee and contributed $5,000 in 2004. the first hearing on the irs scandal commences tomorro
congressional hearing into the irs scandal has wrapped up after nearly five hours. it is the first of many hearings into the irs. lawmakers heard testimony from ousted acting irs commissioner steve miller and the agency's inspector general, jay russell george. most of the questions accused miller of lying to congress. >> why did you mislead congress and the american people on this? >> mr. chairman, i did not mislead congress or the american people. i answered the questions as they were asked. >> you didn't mention targeting based on ideology. you didn't mention targeting based on words like tea party or patriots or 9/12. you knew that but you didn't mention this to the committee. did you not think that was a very incomplete answer? >> i answered truthfully. i never said i didn't do anything wrong. what i said is contained in the questions. i resigned because as the acting commissioner, what happens in the irs, whether i was personally involved or not, stops at my desk. i also will tell you. >> let me ask you -- i'm going to mr. george because my time -- you're not going to cooperate with m
for the bay area. >>> on our broadcast tonight, the firestorm in washington. did the irs and the justice department abuse their power? late developments tonight in two growing controversies. >>> spy games, an american caught in moscow with a wig, a wad of cash, and the russians say he also had a letter promising millions to spy for the cia. >>> going public with a very personal decision. angelina jolie has undergone a double mastectomy after a test revealed her high risk of breast cancer. tonight, the questions it's raising for millions of other women. >>> and the legal limit, a big change could be on the way. it concerns how much alcohol you're allowed to drink before getting behind the wheel. you're allowed to drink before getting behind the wheel. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. as a lot of american adults not so fondly remember, the last time the government was found looking into the phone calls of reporters and using the irs for political purposes, it was the nixon era, and while times have changed and circumstances are diff
have today. "the willis report" is next. gerri: tonight on "the willis report" the irs abuses of power scandal . >> this is something people are properly concerned about >> questions about the government targeting conservative groups. is too much technology making us stupid? we have the details of new research. the best way to navigate the market our panel of financial experts answers our questions. tonight on "the willis report." gerri: the irs over reach is the top story. the agency tops one negative -op groups and whether the independent agency is becoming a stronger arm for the obama administration. the president goes on the defense calling it outrageous. >> the irs as an independent agency requires absolute integrity and people have to have confidence they are applying it in the non-partisan way. of the laws in a non-partisan way. you should feel that way regardless of party democrat or independent or republican gerri: the house will investigate with of friday's hearing with kevin brady of texas and a member of that committee. welcome back. good to see you. for this taxpayer heari
want to get to the irs. congressman rogers briefly. >> nobody is calling for military action in syria. who one. >> what are key calling for? >> there are great options and you know those. this is not something we should be arguing about. the arab league partners lost confidence in the united states. they are asking us not to be on the ground. they don't want our groups on the ground. they hee need help coordinatine efforts. the problem is they are getting to places we don't want them to go. >> i'm sorry i just got to sea. >> chris: real quick. >> the administration is doing that and coordinating with the arab league. you and i met with king abdull la and others they are working with the whose and they are involved not the discussion. >> chris: we he could continue this conversation but i want to get both of you on the record about the irs. dramatic developments this week. only a limited time. the irs admits that it targeted tea party, other conservative patriot groups that had that in their name for extra scrutiny and now turns out today new reports that some officials within the irs
her. tonight, her story is now coming into focus. >>> first, we have breaking news on the irs scandal. today, attorney general eric holder announced the justice department is launching a criminal investigation into how the irs deliberately targeted conservative groups who were applying for federal tax-exempt status. now cnn has gotten an advance copy of the inspector general's report on what was going on inside the irs. chief congressional correspondent dana bash is live on capitol hill. dana, you've got this copy of the report. what does it say? what stands out? >> reporter: well, this is it. it's very lengthy but frankly, what stands out most is that it describes what most people fear about the irs actually happened. irs agents targeted specific groups using what it calls inappropriate criteria, excessive scrutiny for these groups to determine whether or not they should get tax-exempt status and to make matters worse, what this report calls ineffective management at the irs allowed this to go on for 18 months, knowing about it and not stopping it. so that meant that a lot of these g
moment on the hot seat over a justice department subpoena of journalists' phone records and the irs targeting of conservative groups. the scent of scandal has whetted republicans' appetites for a scalp. and if you think heads will roll, well, house speaker john boehner's got much more than that in mind. >> my question isn't about who's going to resign. my question is, who's going to jail over this scandal? >> the speaker there referring to the irs examination of conservative advocacy groups. an inspector general's report released late tuesday blamed poor management at the irs for the targeting of the tea party. the president issued a statement saying, the report's findings are intolerable and inexcusable. the white house announced the president would be meeting with officials from the treasury today to discuss next steps in the case and make sure that those responsible are held accountable. nbc news has learned that two irs employees have already been disciplined. but just a tday after the attorney general ordered a criminal investigation into the matter, republicans appeared eager
that the i.r.s. is not corrupt. but the subtext of that is you're saying, look, we're just incompetent. >> my question is who's going to jail over this scandal? >> this is absolutely an over-reach and this is an outrage for all america. >> this is absolutely not illegal. >> it's not illegal what the i.r.s. has done? >> schieffer: among those who claimed not to know about it is the president. now he's angry, too. >> it's unexcusable and americans are right to be angry about it and i'm angry about it. i'm outraged with this. >> schieffer: he should be because there is a storm brewing over the handling of the i.r.s. case, the attacks in benghazi, and the f.b.i. investigation of leaks at the associated press. the white house is sending out senior adviser dan pfeiffer to explain. we'll also hear from two key republicans, texas senator john cornyn, number two in the senate republican leadership. and congressman jason chaffetz. did the justice department overreach when is seized phone records of scores of associated press reporters? we'll get the ap's side from their top executive, gary pruitt. plus
-mails related to benghazi yesterday. an hour later, the president announcing the ouster of the acting irs chief over the targeting of tea party groups. >> it's inexcusable and americans have a right to be angry about it and i am angry about it. i will not tolerate this kind of behavior in any agency, but especially in the irs. given the power that it has and the reach that it has in all of our lives. >> right now on capitol hill, tea party caucus chair woman michele bachmann and other tea party members are telling horror stories about their dealings with the irs. >> almost three years later, we are still in the dark as to whether we are getting approved for 501 dr 4 startus. >> when government fierce the citizen, there is liberty. but when citizens fear the government, there is -- >> let's bring in washington bureau chief susan page. good to see both of you. good morning. >> good to see you, chris. what's happening in the white house? what's the strategy right now? >> well, the strategy seems to be to take hold of this, to grab the saddle and try to steer it a little bit. you saw where the whit
. there are new demands for congressional investigations into two explosive and developing stories today. the irs, targeting conservative groups, leading up to the 2012 general election. and new questions over the obama administration's handling of the benghazi attack. we first start this morning with benghazi. you know, after hearings last week, lawmakers are speaking out, focusing on a string of emails that seem to suggest there were a lot more changes in the initial official story than first thought. good morning and welcome to a brand-new hour of america's news headquarters. >> jamie: hi, everybody. happy mothers day. press secretary jay carney took some serious heat this week -- a lot of people did on the issue, from white house reporters. this was on friday. >> eric: absolutely. but now a growing number of lawmakers are calling on house speaker john boehner to create a select committee to investigate the benghazi attack. steve centanni is live in washington with the latest on that. good morning, steve. >> reporter: good morning, eric. plenty of friction on the sunday talk shows, on the reve
focus on the presidential legacy to the presidential future. the benghazi coverup, the irs enemies list, targeting conservatives, and now the justice department must account for the extraordinary seizure of the phone records of the associated press reporters and editors. attorney regime eric holder today trieded to justify those seizures calling them part of the effort to identify the source of a leak that holder said compromised national security. holder, however, refused to answer why the justice department didn't first seek the voluntary cooperation of the associated press. when asked, holder announce it was the deputy, james cole, who signed the subpoena to seize the records, and, today, we learned holder rescued himself from the case because the fbi's investigation had led them to question him, although he seems to go to some pain not to explain his recusal quite that way. >> what people had knowledge of this matter. i have frequent contact with the media, and i just want to make sure that this investigation was seen as one that was independent and avoid the possibility of appearan
the justice department swiped associated press records, how the administration handled benghazi and the irs targeting of conservative groups. as you wake up there is brand new information on all three. we will get to that in a moment but first your 5@5:00. >> brad pitt breaking his center lines about his long time partner's decision to have a double mastectomy. angelina jolie under went the radical procedure after learning she carried the gene mutation. her chances of developing breast cancer have dropped from 87 percent to less than 5. pit says quote it is such a wonderful relief to come through this and not have a specter hanging over our heads to know that's not going to be something that is going to affect us. my most proudest thing is our family, this isn't going to get that. >>> o.j. simpson expected to take the stand today. he says his lawyers botched his defense in the 2008 gas armed robbery case that landed him a prison sentence of 9-33 years. he wants a new trial. the former nfl great did score a small victory during his second day in court. instead of being fully restrained the j
the irs to target the tea party and other conservative groups? probably not. we will investigate if she should be impeached anyway. and the latest on the justice department seizing phone records and why it could mean impeachment for president obama. and pen gillette talks about being a finalist on "seb bra tee apprentice --" celebrity apprentice". >> your work is unimpeachable. >> go away. >> let's welcome our guest. she is so sharp that scissors call her for advice. i am here with kennedy special correspondent stossel as well as fox news.com contributor. and if thoughtful commentary was a refund i would blow him in a casino. it is tom shillue. what is that? his latest cd is called "halfway there" and bill schulz looking weird as ever. and he can drowned you in a thimble of spit. mike baker, former cia operative and current president of diligence. diligence makers of diligence wine glassersers and pencils and ice cream. diligence, your skull is our paperweight. >> has the new logo on our letter head. >> a block. the lede. that's the first story. and now here is your host, jerky mcgi ide
on everyone, who can answer the questions to what's been going on at the i.r.s., who knew about it? and how high it went? no stonewalls, no more incomplete answers. >> kay bailey hutchison is a former republican senator from texas. good to see you. >> thank you, tyler. good to be here. >> what were your first thoughts when you heard the i.r.s. was in fact singling out conservative political action groups as they went through the nonprofit applications. what did you think? >> tyler, i was one of 12 senators last march that wrote to the commissioner of i.r.s. and said we are getting reports from four different states, from these conservative organizations saying that they've been asked for every donor with names and contact information, and how much they have given to these 501 c-4 organizations, which is way out of bounds, it's not in the law at all, and so we wrote to the commissioner in march, again in june, again in august, and never got definitive answers. so it's been going on for over a year. >> what was the nature of the answers you did get? did they smell fishy to you? were they squi
, the irs and the associated press. it says he's passive and uninterested in governing. in the face of the cascade of negative stories the president seemed to lack a response. he's allowed the impression to emerge out there that, as i said last night, he's a ship with the engine turned off. well, "the washington post" dana milbank wrote the following today. president passer-by needs urgently to become a participant in his presidency. certainly a president can't know what everybody in his administration is up to. but he can take responsibility. he can fire people. he can call a stop to foolish acts such as wholesale snooping into reporters' phone calms. dana milbank joins me now, ok, along with alex wagner. thank you both for this. i think we're all of like minds from what i've heard. let's check our thinking about this. dana, is this president truly happy with the job description of chief executive? not senator in the white house. not thoughtful person. not good speech maker. but someone who wants to run the executive branch of the united states through either a deputy, a chief exec
or republican, this should send a chill up your spine. >> if, in fact, irs personnel were intentionally targeting conservative groups, then that's outrageous. >> how stupid do they think we are? >> of course the white house knows about it. >> identi've got no patience wi. >> these are the most ruthless police politicians i've ever seen. >> we don't have time to play political games. >> it was willful removal of information. >> how could you change talking points 12 times? >> a full issue of talking points has been a sideshow. >> i'd call it a cover-up. >> who executes some sort of cover-up for three days? the whole thing defies logic. >>> it's been a busy start to the week for the president, facing a stacked agenda complete with an array of critics seeking to degrade his every effort. the president just touched down in new york. he'll deliver remarks at two democratic fund-raisers, having departed washington dogged by twin controversies, seized upon by rabid republicans, desperate to plant slogans of scandal right across this administration. after days dominated by benghazi and renewed
of conservative groups by the i.r.s. "outrageous," and vowed to get to the bottom of the scandal. good evening. i'm jeffrey brown. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. on the newshour tonight, we examine the allegations the agency singled out groups with the words "tea party" or "patriot" in their names. >> brown: then we get the latest on the trial of the philadelphia abortion doctor found guilty on three counts of first-degree murder. >> woodruff: we talk to marcia coyle about today's unanimous supreme court decision, upholding monsanto's patent on soybean seeds. >> brown: margaret warner updates the winners and losers in saturday's election in pakistan, marred by violence and allegations of vote rigging. >> woodruff: hari sreenivasan has the story of the genocide conviction of former guatemalan dictator ephraim rios montt, as seen from inside the courtroom last week. when the verdict was read, total chaos broke out. there was a swarm of cameramen who just encircled the defense team looking for that shot of the century. >> brown: and we close with the voices of african-american poets, compiled i
ariel castro's brothers is "outfront." and first, the irs is accused of targeting groups depending on their politics and now the justice department is accused of a massive and unprecedented snooping on america's journalists. what is going on in washington? let's go "outfront." >> and good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, just in, we have new audio recordings of the dispatch radio communications moments after the police arrested ariel castro last week. take a listen. >> adam 23. the neighbor rides motorcycles. he had like three motorcycles that he personally owns. the suspect. >> we've got ariel castro and castro in custody here at mcdonald's. >> thank you. >> and this comes as we're learning that the fbi has run the suspected kidnapper's dna across the national data basement a lot of people wondered if there are other women linked to this. so far, no links to open crimes. his dna is ruled out of other state or national cases that have dna. now the former bus driver who is accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting michelle knight, amanda berry and gina de
, the irs scandal that's unfolding, more questions on benghazi. we're also waiting for the white house press breiefing. it was supposed to start a half hour ago. jay carney will be going into the briefing room. we have live coverage of the attorney general and jay carney this hour. meanwhile, the oscar winning actress, angie lea -- anja lena jolie reveals to the world of her double mastectomy. she revealed her breast reconstruction in a "new york times" op-ed article out today. she did it as a preventive measure after learning she carries a gene mutation that made it extremely likely she would develop breast cancer. her mother died of ovarian cancer at the age of 56. angelina jolie wrote this, life comes with many challenges. the ones that should not scare us are the ones we can take on and take control of. joining us now dr. susan love, the director of the revlon ucla breast cancer breast center and the president of the dr. susan love research foundation. dr. love, thanks very much for joining us. what was your reaction when you heard about angelina jolie's op-said, what she disclosed there
was done a.p. duped over the edits and everybody is angry over the irs. >> bret: thanks for inviting us into your home tonight. that's it for "special report," fair, balanced and unafraid. fortunately a special report online starts right now. >> shepard: big news out of washington in 45 seconds. but, first, facing death. the convicted murderer jodi arias is now one step closer to dying for her crime. a short time ago a jury in arizona found that jodi arias is, in fact, eligible for the death penalty. that jury found areas acted with extreme cruelty when she shot her ex-boyfriend, slit his throat ear to ear and stabbed him 27 times. just watch as she sat stone-faced in court as she learned she could face lethal injection. >> we the jury duly emand and sworn upon our action upon oaths find that the factor especially cruel has been proven signed foreperson. >> shepard: you may remember just after her conviction jodi arias said she wanted to die that death would come as a relief. much more on the jury's ruling and what's next for the convicted killer coming up inside fox rep
. >> inexcusable and americans are right to be angry about it i am angry about it. >> irs big wig steve miller gone. the white house troying to dig out of the pothole it's in. >>> and a desperate and determined mother jumped into action to save her daughter. >>> powerball frenzy. >> first number up. >> big jackpot, approaching half a billion dollars. >> got my dream house picked out already. >> ahead, the most chosen and least chosen numbers. are you ready? you are live in the cnn newsroom. >> good morning. thank you so much for being with me. i'm carol costello. new details about how those three kidnapping victims in cleveland are recovering. and adjusting to all of the new things around them, including technology. police say the women were held captive for more than nine years, and just think how much the world has changed in all that time. here is more from cnn's pamela brown. >> reporter: we've spoken to people who have talked to the victims and their families, and we have learned they are enjoying their new-found freedom and doing their best to move forward. gina dejesus and michelle knight ha
day of the obama offensive. yesterday he fired the head of the irs and today he's tossing off comparisons to nixon. he said he's determined to get things fixed out there. well, a question. will he be satisfied if there are no more firings at the internal revenue service? will he let the people who did the political targeting keep their jobs? and if so, will he call that fixing things? second question. what lessons did the person learn from all this? is he going to change the way he runs things? is he going to insist he, the president, is told what's going on, or does he want inspectors general and his own attorney general to only let him know what's happening by what he reads in the newspaper? in other words, what is leaked to people who write what's in the newspaper. and finally, what does the president think of the reince priebus charge that he, personally, barack obama, inspired the the people over there at the irs to target the tea party? jay carney is the white house press secretary. jay, thanks so much for coming on. it's a hot time of the year for everybody. especially
that of the irs was being used as an idea logical enforcer, you may be outraged that some of those responsible for paid bonuses at work with your tax dollars. i am dave asman. what a week. we'll go with moshing an and mike and sabringa and rick. >> rick, this is usually steve forbes job but do you believe that the individuals who skewed up deserve bon us. >> i feel the need to talk flat tax. i think the bonus idea is a bad idea particularly as it a ployed to the irs. remember when we have had a situation with private insurance companies and they are bonusing adjustors and paying them to deny claims. i have a similar problem with irs agents paid to collect more money. i tell you the great surprise. >> or just screw up. >> or screw up. you know who favors bonusing the federal -- the heritage foundation. >> you are an agent of the heritage foundation? >> i have been accused of many. from james, the senior economist. we should shift the distribution from base pay to bonus. >> mike, lois learner who was in charge of the tax exemption got a $42,000 bonus or several bonuses adding up to 42,000. show
irs, attack on benghazi and now associated press phone records seized by the justice department. the a.p. says dozens of journalists had phone records secretly collected, calling it a massive and unprecedented intrusion. >> we got three different things going on. it looks like a firestorm. i think it's very important to be careful to separate them. >> dealing with, what, three or four different either scandals or big screwups in realtime. i think the irs one in the short term is most problematic. >> president obama was pressed on the two other issues in the east room, labeling the controversy over the benghazi talking points a side show but vowing to get to the bottom of the irs scandal where tea party groups were targeted for extra scrutiny. >> if, in fact, irs personnel engaged in the kind of practices that have been reported on, and were intentionally targeting conservative groups, then that's outrageo outrageous. and there's no place for it. and they have to be held fully accountable. >> on friday the acting irs commissioner will have to testify before a house committee and
the irs. while tea party groups requesting tax exempt status got added scrutiny, "usa today" reports this morning the irs gave liberal groups a pass. calling the irs actions intolerable and inexcusable, president obama has ordered treasury secretary jack lui to hold those responsible accountable. republicans and democrats are demanding answers. >> we can't count on the administration to be forthcoming about the details of this scandal because so far, they've been anything but. >> laws were probably broken. this is one of the most alarming things that i have ever seen and i'm very concerned about it and we've got to get to the bottom of it. >> attorney general eric holder under increasing fire and set to face questioning by the house judiciary committee today announced a criminal investigation into irs misconduct. >> those were as everyone can agree, if not criminal, they were certainly outrageous and unacceptable, but we are examining the facts to see if there are criminal violations. >> and we're expecting to hear more from john boehner and republican leadership. they're meeting beh
>> we'll see you tomorrow. >> the tax man in trouble. growing calls to investigate the irs after the agency, which is supposed to remain neutral, admits to targeting conservative groups right before the 2012 election. organization using the names patriots or tea party in their application for tax exempt stus were flagged for further review. the irs now apologizing, but the bigger issue developing. this is the same agency set to enforce the new health care law. someone here says watch out. folks opposing obamacare could be the next target. hi, evyone. i'm brenda buttner. this is "bulls and bears." here they are. gary, tobin, jonas, john, and david. nice to have you. welcome to everybody. toby, you said based on history, anyone who goes against the health care law should be ready for an audit? >> yeah. the history started with kennedy. get back to his enemies. there was audits. nix is famous for this. it's been a historic per view of the president to go after his or her enees with audits. by the way, that iss about the biggest way y can get to somebody's face and this type of attac
in cincinnati. the means committee announced yesterday they will hold a hearing on friday on the irs investigation. president obama told agencies yesterday -- he called the benghazi investigation inside show. what is your take on the president's comment and the impact of this on washington? you can post your comments on twitter or go to facebook got,/cspan >> here is the front page of the washington times this morning. below the fold -- words the president's own on benghazi yesterday. [video clip] whole issue of talking points has been a sideshow. thesen mind, by the way, talking points that were six daysfor susan rice after the event occurred pretty much matched the assessment that i was receiving at that time. keep in mind that two to three days after susan rice appeared on the sunday shows using these talking points which have been the source of all this the headsy i set out of our counter-terrorism effort and thatl hill extremist involvement inside libya were involved in it. >> "the washington post" reporting this morning -- on the irs, "the washington post ninerting this morning
: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com revelations in the i.r.s. scandal. top officials are sworn to tell truth, and we learn of another fabrication in the targeting of conservative groups. nancy cordes and wyatt andrews are on the story. anna werner meets the survivor where's 16 tornadoes tore through texas. it's not just cleveland. jim axelrod finds that battered women are held hostage more often than we knew. lines stretch for hours in the largest powerball jackpot ever. carter evans is in los angeles. and steve hartman on the road with charles mowbry. his combat gallantry went unrecognized until an eight- year-old took the government to school. >> he fought for our country and our freedom. everyone deserves something for that. captioning sponsored by cbs captioni this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. the secretary of the treasury today ordered a thorough review of the i.r.s. and gave its new acting leader, daniel werfel 30 days to report his findings to the president. it was a week ago we learned the i.r.s. had been targeting conservative g
politics and nothing else. gwen: the i.r.s., benghazi, the leak investigation of the associated press. >> the american people at risk. and that is not hyperbole. it put the american people at risk. and trying to determine who's responsible for that i think required very aggressive action. gwen: and irresistible washington train wrecks. how many heads will roll? and can the president recover? we sort through a raucous week with the best in the business. gloria borger of cnn. john dickerson of "slate" magazine. and cbs news. john harwood of cnbc and "the new york times." and ed o'keefe of "the washington post." >> award-winning reporting and analysis covering history as it happens. live from our nation's capital, this is "washington week with gwen ifill." corporate funding for "washington week" is provided by -- >> we know why we're here. to chart a greener path in the air and in our factories. >> to find cleaner, more efficient ways to power flight. >> and harness our technology for new energy solutions. >> around the globe, the people of boeing are working together to build a better t
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